Hi and congratulations to start school...
If I'm not mistaken, There is an allowance for graduate nurses, but, I am not entirely sure how it works... best bet is to look up the state BON, and drop them a line.. its off of the office of the professions website...
It depends on the person... Me, personally, I took the test about 3 weeks after I finished school... Some other people I know, took their nclex several months later after intensive study and review...
The state usually delivers their goods quickly enough, It been a while, but I think that as soon as you finish your schooling(and preparing and whatnot, if desired), you make an appointment to take the test, and then the testing board notifies the state... please, anyone if I'm inaccurate, please let me know... Also, your school will be able to more accurately answer these questions..
Hopefully Correctly Yours...
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I'm starting nursing school in the August. As a result of my addiction to these boards, I have a few questions I was hoping someone could answer. Honestly, I've learned so much here that I cannot stop!!
1. Are there graduate nurses in New York State? I've read that some states allow them, and some require you wait until you have passed the NCLEX-RN.
2. If you can work before the exam, do you find most people begin working after graduation or do they take a few months to study and then take exam?
3. How long after graduation does it take for the Department of Education to provide the paperwork to take the exam?
I know I should just worry about getting through the two years of nursing school before wondering about these things!!
Thanks for your help,